10 Best treks to do in Nepal for 2022 and 2023
1. Rolwaling and Everest base camp trek
Rolwaling and Everest base camp trek is a 21 days trek that runs through the upper section of GHT connecting the Gaurishankar conservation area and Sagarmatha national park. This is a moderately difficult trek that involves camping on the glacial moraine, vertical climbing, and crossing the Tashi Lapcha pass at an altitude of 5,750m.
2. Lumba Sumba Pass Trek
Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a new trekking route running through Kanchenjunga and Makalu Conservation Area in the eastern Himalaya region, in which Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) is a major attraction. This trek offers the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, the route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and subtropical forests, and low river valleys. There are also a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola, and the Tamor and Arun River systems are another attraction for tourists.
3. Manaslu circuit trek
Manaslu circuit trek leads you through the mountain peaks, glaciers, high latitude lakes, rivers, pastures, and dense forests of pristine Manaslu Conservation Area (1,663 km2). Mount Manaslu (8163 m) is the major attraction of the park. On this trek, you can get great views of mount Annapurna, Ganesh, and Langtang. Manaslu Conservation Area is home to Snow leopard, Grey Wolf, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Tahr. You can discover 21 species of mammals, 193 species of birds, 587 species of vascular plants, 2,500 species of flora during this trek. Bird species seen during this trek are the Variegated laughing thrush, Grandala, Northern Goshawk. Manaslu circuit trek offers a unique experience of wilderness and adventure in the pristine Manaslu conservation area.
4. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek leads you around the most beautiful mountains of Annapurna Conservation Area including mount Annapurna I 8091m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, and Machhapuchhre 6993m. The conservation area covers 7629 Sq. Km. of the area which consists of mountain peaks, alpine meadows, trans-Himalayan valleys, pristine forests, lakes, glaciers, and rivers. On this trek, you will get to see the stunning view of the world’s highest altitude lake Tilicho lake situated at 4919m. You will also pass through the world’s deepest canyon Kaligandaki gorge which separates mount Annapurna I on the east and Dhaulagiri on the west. Discover the amazing Annapurna conservation area which is home to 101 species of mammals, 474 species of birds, 39 species of reptiles, and 22 species of amphibians.
5. Makalu Base Camp Trek
Exploring Barun valley, one of the most beautiful mountain valleys, and the laps of Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, by crossing two exciting mountain passes Sipton La 3980m and Keke La Pass 4170m make this trek a super adventure. The trekkers need to take a 45-minute flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu to start the trek. From Tumlingtar they need to take a jeep all the way to Chichila and stay overnight. The actual trek starts from Chichila and extends along with the rhododendron forests to the heavenly waterfalls and glaciers. The spectacular views of Makalu and several other peaks including Mt. Everest further beautify this journey. The natural beauty and the unique adventure of Makalu Base Camp Trek make it one of the must-visit destinations in the Himalayas.
6. Everest Base Camp Trek
Trek to behold the world’s tallest mountain Everest 8849m on this enthralling 12 days trek to the Everest base camp. A physically challenging and mentally refreshing trek awaits you in the Sagarmatha national park of the eastern Himalayas. Discover the unique Sherpa villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and deep mountain valleys with beautiful streams, rivers, glaciers, and alpine ponds and get the elevation gain of 5600m at the base camp of Mount Everest.
7. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Kanchenjunga Circuit trek will lead you into the pristine Kanchenjunga Conservation Area of Nepal. This park is named after its massive snow treasure Mount Kanchenjunga with an elevation of 8,586m. Mount Kanchenjunga is 3rd highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest and Mount K2. Kanchenjunga trek gives you a very rare taste of an unexploited wilderness, experienced by very few tourists. Mount Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful snow massifs in the world. Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is an ideal trekking trail for trekkers who enjoy solitude. This is a 21 days trek starting from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We can do this trek by camping throughout the trail or by staying in a tea house.
8. Upper Mustang Trek
The Upper Mustang trek takes you to the beautiful hidden valley of Lo Manthang behind the breathtaking Himalayas of Annapurna. The trek offers stunning views of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhere, Tilicho lake, and numerous other popular landmarks. Your guide will lead you through this Forbidden kingdom telling you interesting facts about the region. During the trek, you can experience the dramatic views of this tree-less rocky landscape. Your guide will lead you to the less visited places like Tinghkar village and Ghar Gompa. On this trek, you will drive to Pokhara then take a flight to Jomsom and trek via Kagbeni, Chele, Ghami, Tsarang, Drakmar, and Lo Manthang. Along the way, you can get mesmerizing mountain views while enjoying the truly Nepali hospitality. The Upper Mustang trek can be the most rewarding trek for first-time trekkers in Nepal.
9. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The mystic mountains, beautiful landscapes, extraordinary combination of natural and cultural heritages make this trek to the lap of one of the world’s tallest mountains, Annapurna (8091 m) a lifetime memory. Annapurna Base Camp is the most visited trekking destination among the native and foreign trekkers that come to Nepal. The trekkers have a choice to take the common route to Annapurna Base Camp or the optional route to Annapurna Sanctuary to form the trip a bit extended. The magnificent views of mountains together with Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail peak), the attractive natural vegetation, and cultural diversity make Annapurna Base Camp trek an interesting journey to be cherished throughout life.
10. Guerrilla Trail Trek
The Guerrilla trail trek is a thrilling trekking trail through the war-affected region in the west of Nepal. The trail passes through Myagdi, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Rukum, and Rolpa. The region is gifted with natural resources and biodiversity, 60% of Dhorpatan Reserve lies in Rukum, pristine streams, waterfalls, lakes, and hidden caves as well as the bold standing Dhaulagiri on the north. Along the trail, you will visit many sites where authentic Nepali hospitality is open, willing to host the traveler. This trek is for the traveler seeking an experience of a timeless land.
Originally published at https://ktmguide.com on February 17, 2022.